Stirling Prize-winner Feilden Clegg Bradley alongside other prestigious names

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A prestigious group of five architects have been shortlisted for a competition to find a design team for a new landmark building for Kingston University.

The shortlist includes Stirling Prize-winning architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, alongside four other previously Stirling Prize shortlisted firms, including Grafton Architects, shortlisted this year for student housing buildings at the University of Limerick.

The RIBA-run competition is to design the New Town House Building at Kingston’s Penrhyn Road campus, conceived as a new gateway to the campus and public face for the university. The building is to accommodate a learning resources centre, multi-function auditorium, rehearsal and learning spaces. 

The five short-listed teams are:

  • Bennetts Associates
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Grafton Architects LLP
  • Haworth Tompkins
  • O’Donnell & Tuomey

The teams will now work up a concept design and structural approach for the building. The winner will be announced in mid-December this year

Professor Julius Weinberg, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said:  “We are excited about working with the eventual winner and together creating a quality new building which will transform learning for our students’’. 

Sean Woulfe, Director of Estates Delivery said the shortlist was important because the building will have “a major impact on every student, staff member and visitor who uses it.”